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Bear Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Bear Lake had a population of 185 as of July 1, 2016. Bear Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bear Lake is located at latitude 41.9934 and longitude -79.5014 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bear Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,552 feet.

The Borough of Bear Lake (GNIS ID: 1215645) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bear Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bear Lake: Happy Town.

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Bear Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 185
Population in Households 185
Population in Familes 159
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 266
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $101,667
Average Home Value $120,902


Median Household Income $37,321
Average Household Income $48,256
Per Capita Income $17,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.95% 0.75%
Households 1.93% 0.83%
Families 3.02% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bear Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Lake to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1642 7th
Population Density1 # 1627 8th
Diversity Index2 # 1223 30th
Median Household Income # 1512 14th
Per Capita Income # 1723 2nd

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